In the Connectivity of the Universe, to Breed or not to Breed is the Question
By Rashid Samnakay, New Age Islam
23 February, 2014
With over seven billion humans on the planet earth, it is increasingly being questioned whether the planet earth is capable of sustaining the current rate of increase of human population!
Man-made causes, such as unbridled energy consumption, overuse of natural resources, land degradation, air and water pollution are issues said to be affecting sustenance of life, not just human but the entire diversity of life on earth.
The best two definitions of sustainability are given as:
“Sustainability is a concept which promotes equality between the people of today and the people of tomorrow. …. Our needs of today must be taken care of in such a way that it does not negatively impact the needs of the next generations”
And, “stabilizing the currently disruptive relationship between earth’s two most complex systems—human culture and the living world.”